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CCNA Routing and Switching

Ten Reasons to Get CCNA R&S Certified

A successful career in networking starts with CCNA R&S.

Ten Reasons to Get CCNA R&S Certified

Certification Listing CCNA

The CCNA Routing and Switching exams and trainings are being revised from v2.0 to v3.0. Candidates can choose to take either the version 2.0 exams or version 3.0 exams. The last day to test for the 200-120 CCNA v2.0 and 100-101 ICND1 v2.0 exams will be August 20, 2016. The last day to test for the 200-101 ICND2 v2.0 exam will be September 24, 2016.

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As Enterprises migrate toward controller based architectures, the role and skills required of a core network engineer are evolving and more vital than ever. To prepare for this network transition, the CCNA Routing and Switching certification will not only prepare you with the knowledge of foundational technologies, but ensure you stay relevant with skill sets needed for the adoption of next generation technologies.

Prerequisites

No prerequisites

Exams & Recommended Training

Required Exam(s) Recommended Training
200-120 CCNA v2.0
Last day to test: August 20, 2016
Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices: Accelerated (CCNAX)
OR
200-125 CCNA v3.0 Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices: Accelerated (CCNAX)
OR
100-101 ICND1 v2.0
Last day to test: August 20, 2016
Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 1 (ICND1)
OR
100-105 ICND1 v3.0 Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 1 (ICND1)
AND
200-101 ICND2 v2.0
Last day to test: September 24, 2016
Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 2 (ICND2)
OR
200-105 ICND2 v3.0 Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 2 (ICND2)

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The best way to prepare for this certification is to take the Cisco-approved training:

Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 1 (ICND1) v2.0

Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 1 focuses on providing the skills and knowledge necessary to implement and support a small switched and routed network.
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Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 1 (ICND1) v3.0

The course provides the foundational knowledge of network layers 1-3 that are applicable to core routing and switching and introduces advanced technologies. Topics include the interactions and network functions of firewalls, wireless controllers and access points, along with additional focus on IPv6 and basic network security.
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Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 2 (ICND2) v2.0

This five-day course focuses on using Cisco Catalyst switches and Cisco routers that are connected in LANs and WANs typically found at medium-sized network sites.
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Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 2 (ICND2) v3.0

The course provides the knowledge and skills needed to install, configure, operate, and troubleshoot a small enterprise network. Key topics include QoS elements, virtualized and cloud services, along with controller types and tools that are available to support software defined network architectures.
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Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices: Accelerated (CCNAX) v2.0

This five-day training, consists of ICND1 and ICND2 content in it's entirety, but merged into a single course.
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Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices: Accelerated (CCNAX) v3.0

This is a composite course derived from ICND1 and ICND2 content merged into a single five day training course.
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To earn this Cisco certification, you must pass the following exam(s):

Option 1: CCNA Composite

200-120 CCNA v2.0
Last day to test: August 20, 2016

CCNA Composite Exam: The 200-120 CCNA is the composite exam associated with the Cisco CCNA Routing and Switching certification. Candidates can prepare for this exam by taking the Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices: Accelerated (CCNAX) course. This exam tests a candidate's knowledge and skills required to install, operate, and troubleshoot a small to medium size enterprise branch network. The topics include all the areas covered under ICND 1 and ICND2 Exams.

200-125 CCNA v3.0
This exam tests a candidate's knowledge and skills related to network fundamentals, LAN switching technologies, IPv4 and IPv6 routing technologies, WAN technologies, infrastructure services, infrastructure security, and infrastructure management.

Option 2: ICND1 and ICND2

100-101 ICND1 v2.0
Last day to test: August 20, 2016

The 100-101 Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 1 (ICND1) is the exam associated with the Cisco Certified Entry Network Technician certification and a tangible first step in achieving the CCNA Routing and Switching certification. Candidates can prepare for this exam by taking the Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 1 (ICND1) course. This exam tests a candidate's knowledge and skills required to successfully install, operate, and troubleshoot a small branch office network. The exam includes topics on the Operation of IP Data Networks; LAN Switching Technologies; IP Addressing (IPv4 & IPv6); IP Routing Technologies; IP Services (DHCP, NAT, ACLs); Network Device Security; Basic Troubleshooting.

OR

100-105 ICND1 v3.0
This exam tests a candidate's knowledge and skills related to network fundamentals, LAN switching technologies, routing technologies, infrastructure services, and infrastructure maintenance.

200-101 ICND2 v2.0
Last day to test: September 24, 2016

The 200-101 Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 2 (ICND2) is the exam associated with the CCNA Routing and Switching certification. Candidates can prepare for this exam by taking the Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 2 (ICND2) course. This exam tests a candidate's knowledge and skills required to successfully install, operate, and troubleshoot a small to medium size enterprise branch network. The exam covers topics LAN Switching Technologies; IP Routing Technologies; IP Services (FHRP, Syslog, SNMP v2 and v3); Troubleshooting; WAN Technologies.

OR

200-105 ICND2 v3.0
This exam tests a candidate's knowledge and skills related to LAN switching technologies, IPv4 and IPv6 routing technologies, WAN technologies, infrastructure services, and infrastructure maintenance.

CCNA Routing and Switching certifications are valid for three years. To recertify, pass ONE of the following before the certification expiration date:

  • Pass any current Associate-level exam except for ICND1 exam, or
  • Pass any current 642-XXX Professional-level or any 300-XXX Professional-level exam, or
  • Pass any current 642-XXX Cisco Specialist exam (excluding Sales Specialist exams or MeetingPlace Specialist exams, Implementing Cisco TelePresence Installations (ITI) exams, Cisco Leading Virtual Classroom Instruction exams, or any 650 online exams), or
  • Pass any current CCIE Written Exam, or
  • Pass the current CCDE Written Exam OR current CCDE Practical Exam, or
  • Pass the Cisco Certified Architect (CCAr) interview AND the CCAr board review to extend lower certifications

When using a higher level of certification to extend other certifications, the expiration date of other certifications will extend to the expiration date of the higher certification (i.e.: If you have one year left on your CCNA Routing and Switching certification and you earn a CCIE certification (which has a two-year certification life) then both your CCIE certification and your CCNA Routing and Switching certification will expire two years from the date you achieved the CCIE certification).

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